Philly Passes Last Year's Homicide Total After Double Murder Inside Home

Friends and family screamed in agony after learning that their loved ones were the victims of a double murder inside a Philadelphia home Monday.

A 20-year-old man and a man in his late 20s to early 30s were both found dead inside a home on the 3600 block of Jasper Street at 3:08 p.m. after a concerned neighbor called police. Officers say both men had been shot in the head and were lying face down in the dining room. They also believe the gunman fired at least nine shots from a semi-automatic weapon and was inside the home when he or she opened fire.

"It was a violent scene," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "There was a lot of blood."

Investigators say there were no signs of robbery and the 20-year-old victim lived inside the home.

"The paramedics who pronounced the body entered the property through a front window because the doors were locked," Chief Inspector Small said.

The double murder, along with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man, brought Philadelphia's homicide number to 250 in 2015, surpassing last year's total of 248. NBC10 spoke to Hendry Miguel Morales, the cousin of one of the victims.

"Everybody loved him," Morales said. "He was happy and he had good friends." 

A weapon has not been recovered and no arrests have been made. Police have not released information on any suspects. If you have any information on the murders, please call Philadelphia Police. 

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